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Wat Si Chum (วัดศรีชุม)

THAILAND Sukhothai Monk venerates the gold-leaf covered hand of the Phra Achana Buddha inside a mondop (altar pavilion) at Wat Si Chum (Temple Of The Bodhi Tree). Teamed with Glorious Thai Carrot Soup.@GloriousFoods

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 31 January 2011

A sparrow feeds on an offering placed in the mouth of the idol of Lord Garud in Kathmandu, Nepal

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from Metta Refuge

Breathing in Peace-Breathing out Love (music)

"As a mother would risk her life to protect her child, her only child, even so should one cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings. So with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings; radiating kindness over the entire world." The Buddha, Sutta Nipata I, 8

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Buddhist vajra or double dorje, which has the symbolic nature of a diamond (it can cut any substance, but not be cut itself) and of the thunderbolt (irresistible force).

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